Varieties of Chickens:
There are eighty-seven standard and a large number
of promiscuous varieties of chickens raised in this
country. The standard varieties are divided as s
American class. - Barred, Buff, Pea-comb
Barred, and White Plymouth Rocks; Silver, Golden,
White, Buff, and Black Wyandottes; Black, Mottled,
and White Javas; American Dominiques, and Jersey
Asiatic class. - Light and Dark Brahmas;
Buff, Partridge, White, and Black Cochins; Black
and White Langshans.
Mediterranean class. - Brown, Rose-comb
Brown, White, Rosecomb White, Black, Dominique,
Buff, and Silver Duckwing Leghorns; Black and
White Minorcas; Andalusians and Black
Polish class. - White-crested Black, Golden,
Silver, White, Bearded Golden, Bearded Silver,
Bearded White, and Buff-laced.
Hamburg class. - Golden-spangled,
Silver-spangled, Golden-penciled, Silver-penciled,
White, and Black Hamburgs; Redcaps; Silver and
French class. - Houdans, Crevecoeurs, and La
English class. - White, Silver Gray, and
Game and Game Bantam class. - Black-breasted
Red, Brown Red, Golden Duckwing, Silver Duckwing,
Red Pyle, White, Black, and Birchen Games; the
same varieties for Game Bantams. Cornish and White
Indian Games; Malays and Black Sumatra Games.
Bantam class (other than Game). - Golden and
Silver Sebrights; White and Black Rose-comb;
Booted White; Buff, Partridge, White, and Black
Cochins; Black-tailed, White, and Black Japanese,
and White-crested White Polish.
Miscellaneous Class. - Russians, Silkies,
Sultans, Frizzles, and Rumpless.
The above ten classes may be subdivided into four
general classes as follows:
The general-purpose breeds: The American
The meat or table breeds: The Asiatic
The egg breeds: The Mediterranean class.
The ornamental breeds: The Polish, Exhibition
Games, Miscellaneous, and Bantam classes.
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